Il Sole 24 ORE S.p.A. (S24) Declines -0.96% on Feb 21

February 21, 2018 - By Richard Conner

Shares of Il Sole 24 ORE S.p.A. (BIT:S24) last traded at 0.722, representing a move of -0.96%, or -0.007 per share, on volume of 161,419 shares. After opening the trading day at 0.73, shares of Il Sole 24 ORE S.p.A. traded in a close range. Il Sole 24 ORE S.p.A. currently has a total float of 64.24 million shares and on average sees 270,128 shares exchange hands each day. The stock now has a 52-week low of 0.301 and high of 0.748.

Borsa Italiana: A Rising Giant in Europe

The Borsa Italiana, which is also known as the Piazza Affari, is Italy’s main stock exchange. It does not just take pride in being one of the oldest stock exchanges globally; it also takes pride in being one of Europe’s best stock exchanges today. It is an honour to be inside for Il Sole 24 ORE S.p.A. as well. Needless to say, the Borsa Italiana has led the European economy— in one way or another— to become the globally influential economy that it is today.

On the other hand, the FTSE Milano Italia Borsa (MIB) is the country’s benchmark index. Like the Borsa Italiana, it also has a meaningful impact in the entire European trade and commerce environment.

Borsa Italiana

Napoleonic Kingdom of Italy Viceroy Eugène de Beauharnais had established the Borsa Italiana in February 1808 as one of the first stock exchanges in the world. Based at Palazzo Mezzanotte, Milan, its operations had always been supervised by the government as public entity until 1998.

The London Stock Exchange Group had purchased the Borsa Italiana in an all-stock agreement in 2007, merging it with the London Stock Exchange. It helped Il Sole 24 ORE S.p.A. received new audience.

On the Borsa Italiana, the pre-market session lasts for an hour, starting at 8:00 a.m. and ending at 9:00 a.m; the regular session lasts for 8.50 hours, starting at 9:00 a.m. and ending at 5:30 p.m.; and the post-market session lasts for 2.50 hours, starting at 6:00 p.m. and ending at 8:30 p.m. The long trading hours give way to international investors who live in countries with different time zones. Consequently, the Borsa Italiana has so much room for growth. Not all stock exchanges have trading hours this long.

Today, the Borsa Italiana has a total market valuation of about $645 billion with over 300 companies listed on it.

FTSE MIB

The FTSE MIB is currently operated by the FTSE. Prior to the takeover of the FTSE in June 2009, it had been operated as the S&P/MIB by the S&P.

The FTSE MIB tracks the 40 largest companies listed on the Borsa Italiana based on market capitalization and with respect to free-floating shares. Different companies of major sectors such as Energy, Financials, Mining, and Telecommunications are included in the FTSE MIB, which represents roughly 80% of the total market valuation on the Borsa Italiana. The components are reviewed quarterly to guarantee the best possible indication of the health of the Italian economy, which plays an important role in the success of the entire European economy. Health of Il Sole 24 ORE S.p.A. shares attract attention of investors.

The FTSE MIB had hit an all-time high of 50,108.56 points, which also happens to be its best intraday high, in March 2000. On the other hand, it had hit an all-time low of 12,362.52 points in July 2012 mainly because of high borrowing costs in Europe.

Many investors are considering Borsa Italiana stocks because of Italy’s competent trade and commerce landscape. It is one of the best ways to count on the growth of the European economy regardless of whether investors are trading short-term or long-term.

More news for Il Sole 24 ORE S.p.A. (BIT:S24) were recently published by: Pehub.com, which released: “Palamon Capital to buy Business School24” on August 09, 2017. Bloomberg.com‘s article titled: “De Benedetti Bets on Media as Italy Business Clans Look to Sell” and published on April 26, 2017 is yet another important article.

Il Sole 24 ORE S.p.A. operates as a multimedia publishing firm in the economic, financial, professional, and cultural sectors in Italy. The company has market cap of 46.38 million EUR. The firm publishes various daily newspapers and magazines. It currently has negative earnings. It also operates ilsole24ore.com, a Website; Radio 24, the news and talk radio station; and Radiocor, a news agency.

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